Tagged: remembrance

In memory of my Grandfather.

The Trenches, Vimy, France © Sean Hayes

The Trenches, Vimy, France © Sean Hayes

The Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium © Sean Hayes

The Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium © Sean Hayes

Hill 60, Ypres Salient Belgium © Sean Hayes

Hill 60, Ypres Salient Belgium © Sean Hayes

I recently shot a series of images to commemorate my Grandfather’s military service in the British Army during WW1. He was an Irishman, and like over 200,000 of his fellow countrymen, history has forgotten their service and sacrifice. The reasons are complex and controversial. Even today, 100 years after the start of WW1, the subject is emotive and divisive in Ireland. These print ads are an attempt to rectify a wrong. Time to remember.

Wounded: Memorable photos for Remembrance Day.

Wounded Bryan Adams

Wounded © Bryan Adams

As we enter Remembrance weekend, our thoughts turn to commemorating the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the two world wars. We forget that war continues unabated in our world today and that the wounded are still forgotten. An embarrassment even. Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams and talented photographer has produced a powerful series of images that remind us that war leaves scars that are more than skin deep. War wounds more than a soldier – it wounds whole societies for generations. Something we should all strive to remember this weekend – ‘War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.’ Thomas Mann.

Link: Wounded the legacy of war – Steidl Verlag.